Greetings from Mt. Greylock Campsite Park: Reservation/Coronavirus Update
Yesterday, Governor Baker announced that all non-essential businesses and services must close as of today at noon in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. The list of essential services that can remain open are in his Executive Order. Hotels are listed, however, other States have not only listed hotels, but have also included "places of accommodation". We, along with our colleagues at the Massachusetts Campground Owners Association and the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, are asking for clarification about whether campgrounds fall into the hotel category or whether our state needs to include the language "or places of accommodation" to ensure that campgrounds could move forward and be permitted to open and operate this season.
What does that mean if you are thinking about making a reservation for the 2020 season?
By now, you just might need to plan some family recreation in the out-of doors! We are taking reservations online or by telephone at 413-447-9419. You will be asked for a credit card to pay for your site in full. During this pandemic, if you need to cancel your reservation, you will receive a credit voucher for the entire fee paid that can be used anytime during our 2020 or 2021 seasons.
What does this all mean to you if you have a reservation with us this season:
If you have a fully paid reservation: You should have received an email from us confirming your reservation. During this pandemic, if you wish to cancel your reservation, you will receive a credit voucher for the entire fee paid that can be used during our 2020 or 2021 seasons.
If you have a partially paid reservation (i.e. you paid a 25% deposit that was requested November 15-March 1): On March 20th, we sent you an email requesting that any balances due be paid before March 31st in order to secure your reservation. If you responded to the email and gave us permission to charge your credit card on file, you now have a fully paid reservation (see above). If you did not respond, you still have a reservation with us and we will not be asking for any additional payments until we know for sure that we can open and when. During this pandemic, if you wish to cancel your reservation, you will receive a credit voucher for the entire fee you paid that can be used during our 2020 or 2021 season.
What is the worst case scenario?
If we are told by the authorities that we cannot open this year, all guests will receive a credit voucher for the entire fee paid for use in our 2021 or 2022 seasons.
Here is our plan, pending additional government action:
We are opening on April 24, 2020 for Spring tours and Overnight Guests and May 8, 2020 for Seasonal Guests. As park owners and managers, we will implement Coronavirus best practices as outlined by the CDC including hourly bathroom sanitation and remote check-in. If we open, here are the changes we have been advised to make at this point:
* Campers will be asked to follow the CDC Coronavirus Guidelines, including practicing social distancing. Guests will be asked to primarily stay in their camper or on their campsite when in the campground or out at the various outdoor recreational sites during your stay with us,
* Common areas including the Picnic Grove, Recreation Hall and playground may be closed in order to discourage the gathering of groups. Our Music Series in the Field may be postponed until further notice.
* Visitors to the campground will not be permitted.
Over the next few weeks, we will keep you up-to-date as we move through this pandemic. Check back at this website for any new information. Also, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at 413-447-9419.
We hope to see you all soon. All the best to you and your families!
Pat and Gordon Hubbard